Srinagar, May 24 (Scoop News) –Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday said that the children and women in the state had to bear most and severe brunt of the militancy even as the society in general suffered a lot.
Speaking to Chairpersons of Social Welfare Boards of various States who are presently here, Omar Abdullah said that the worst sufferers were – children and women. “They were most innocent victims of the militancy who had no say and nothing to do with anything in this regard”, he added.
“The psychological and physical trauma they had gone through in the period of disturbance has created deep scar of depression in them”, he said adding that the State Government was gradually pulling them out of this pain and provide palatable and helpful atmosphere to heal their wounds and help them live a normal life.
“Our endeavour has been to keep their optimism live and work for their bright future”, he said adding that process of bringing them out of darkness is on. He said that the visit of Chairpersons of Social Welfare Boards from various States and the Centre and their interaction with women folk of Jammu and Kashmir at various levels would help to restore confidence in the women of the State who have suffered during the militancy and also in those who are enthusiastic to serve the society in various capacities.
The Chief Minister said that the perception generated during the period of militancy regarding visiting
Omar said that the people of the State are known for their hospitality and they are resilient to rebuild peaceful and progressive
The Chairperson of National Social Welfare Board, Ms Preama Carippa and State Chairperson, Ms Khem Lata Wukhloo, introduced the chairpersons from various states to the Chief Minister.
Ms Preama Carippa on this occasion lauded the Chief Minister’s efforts for working to bring peace and development side by side in the State. She also appreciated the facilities and protocol extended to the visiting chairpersons and said that their interaction and meeting with the concerned have remained fully successful and productive.
The Advisors to the Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul and Divender Singh Rana were present on the occasion.